Acceptance of Rulemaking Petition for Study
[33 Pa.B. 3806]
On July 15, 2003, the Environmental Quality Board (Board) accepted a rulemaking petition for study under 25 Pa. Code Chapter 23 (relating to Environmental Quality Board policy for processing petitions--statement of policy). This petition, which was submitted by Steven S. Brown, Chair of the Whitemarsh Township Environmental Advisory Board, requests assessment of the designated use of Spring Mill Creek in Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County. The petitioner requests the redesignation of Spring Mill Creek from its current Warm Water Fishes (WWF) designation to High Quality-Cold Water Fishes (HQ-CWF) or Exceptional Value (EV) status.
Under 25 Pa. Code § 93.4d(a) (relating to processing of petitions, evaluations and assessments to change a designated use), the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) publishes a notice of intent to assess candidate waters before performing survey work. The Department's assessment notice for Spring Mill Creek will appear in the August 9, 2003, issue of the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
The previously referenced petition is available from the Environmental Quality Board, P. O. Box 8477, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8477, (717) 787-4526, and it is posted on the Department's website at http://www.dep.state.pa.us, DirectLINK: EQB (July 15, 2003, meeting).
KATHLEEN A. MCGINTY,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 03-1512. Filed for public inspection August 1, 2003, 9:00 a.m.]
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